This session is intended to equip the treatment practitioner with a program applicable to anyone dealing with issues of loss of self in others. It is especially designed for use by clinicians working with family members affected by addiction and/or those working with individuals in recovery from addictions who are engaged in more advanced phases of their recovery.
In this program, participants will:
- Learn an organized way to educate clients about codependent behaviors and healthy management of those behaviors.
- Learn how to help clients understand the importance of a healthy self.
- Learn many skills in four areas that can help to cultivate a healthy self:
- Facing illusions
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Developing spirituality
About the Speaker
Nancy L. Johnston is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in private practice in Lexington, VA. With 37 years of clinical experience, Nancy is an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders.
She has authored two books on codependency published by Central Recovery Press: Disentangle: When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else (2011) and My Life as a Border Collie: Freedom from Codependency (2012).
Over the past 10 years Nancy has presented at numerous conferences including the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, the Carolinas Conference for Addiction and Recovery, Addiction: Focus on Women, the Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies, the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, and the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference. She also offers skill building trainings for codependent behaviors to the general public at her center in Lexington, VA and has created and facilitated 18 Codependence Camp retreats held in Abingdon, VA.